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Install bitcoind on CentOS 6.5

##RPM Packages##

sudo yum install qt-devel protobuff-devel qrencode-devel

##Switch to user bitcoind##

sudo useradd bitcoind
sudo su - bitcoind
mkdir bitcoind
mkdir bitcoind/deps
mkdir bitcoind/downloads

##Berkeley DB 4.8##

cd bitcoind/downloads
tar zxvf db-4.8.30.tar.gz
cd db-4.8.30/build_unix
../dist/configure --prefix=/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps --enable-cxx
make && make install


cd /home/bitcoind/bitcoind/downloads
tar zxvf openssl-1.0.1g.tar.gz
cd openssl-1.0.1g
./config --prefix=/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps --openssldir=/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps/openssl -fPIC shared
make && make install


cd /home/bitcoind/bitcoind/downloads
wget -O boost_1_55_0.tar.bz2
tar jxvf boost_1_55_0.tar.bz2
cd boost_1_55_0
./b2 --prefix=/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps link=static runtime-link=static install


cd /home/bitcoind/bitcoind/downloads
git clone
cd bitcoin
git checkout v0.9.1 -b v0.9.1
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps/lib LIBS='-lssl -lcrypto' CPPFLAGS=-I/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps/include LDFLAGS=-L/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps/lib SSL_CFLAGS=-I/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps/include SSL_LIBS=-L/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps/lib CRYPTO_CFLAGS=-I/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps/include CRYPTO_LIBS=-L/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps/lib ./configure --prefix=/home/bitcoind/bitcoind --with-boost=/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/bitcoind/bitcoind/deps/lib ./src/bitcoind



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@axelay axelay commented Apr 24, 2014

Thanks that was exactly what I was looking for.
I had to make a slight change to the LIBS because the compiler kept complaining about an issue with clock_gettime:
LIBS='-lssl -lcrypto -lrt'


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@nomore85 nomore85 commented Mar 11, 2015

When I try this command:
git clone
I got error, command not found


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@jdrews jdrews commented Jul 27, 2015

@nomore85: you need git installed.
yum install git


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@sapeish sapeish commented Jul 27, 2015

at first step when isntalling RPM packages, shouldn't protobuff-devel be actually protobuf-devel (only one F)??


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@cosmoarunn cosmoarunn commented Apr 12, 2017

./src/bitcoind: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I followed the some solutions listed here bitcoin/bitcoin#2998
still getting the same.
what to do with this error?


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@Perlover Perlover commented Jun 7, 2017

Hi, All!

I wrote my Makefile with ready solution for CentOS
There is Bitcoin Core 0.14.1 version with UASF enforce-patch
But you can easy to edit other (to original Bitcoin Core) repositary and install your Bitcoin Core

Best regards, Perlover


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@amanshukla0903 amanshukla0903 commented Feb 4, 2018

you might need a package name yum install gcc-c++ while installing this so kindly install this package also


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@golife-sysop golife-sysop commented Aug 16, 2018

Hi @janx : Thanks a lot, this really helps!!! 👍 🙏 I cross-posted your gist with Chinese 🇹🇼 translation, and with some relevant latest updates as well. See : 🙂


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@MrMebelMan MrMebelMan commented Nov 19, 2018

Hi @janx, I've refactored this crazy oneliner and moved the configure and bitcoind executions to a separate line.
I hope now it's obvious what the code does :)
I've also added automake package, which satisfies requirements for, and the -y parametr to yum.

My revision is available here, it would be great if you apply them :)

Also, all the software versions here are CRITICALLY outdated. For example, bitcoin's version here is v0.9.1, and latest stable is v0.14.3 😱
Your gist is (was?) very popular, so please update them ASAP


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